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Old 05-13-2008, 12:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an unlocked ATT 8300. I use Tmobile service. How can I get My Faves working on this phone?

Can I install the latest OS for the Tmobile 8320 on this phone?

Also how do I get rid of all of ATT startup and shutdown screens as well as the other ATT stuff I don't need and cannot use?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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It doesn't make any difference what OS you install. Since the phone is AT&T branded it won't install the myfaves app/theme unless you make some edits to the OS files on your PC. Here is a thread that explains:

How do I get TMo MyFaves on my unlocked BB from another carrier?
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Thanks much for the information.

To be sure I understand how the OS works, even though I have an 8300, I can still load the Tmobile 8320 OS on the 8300? Is that correct?

If that is correct, does loading the Tmobile 8320 OS remove the ATT startup and shutdown logos?

Thanks again for your help.
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No, you can only load an 8300 OS to an 8300. You can't mix OS's from other devices. You can never change the startup splash screen or shutdown splash screen. The BB will always be branded to the original carrier. Nothing you can do.
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I must have read your last post with my eyes closed and then typed this response. :P

Ok. That would make sense but wanted to be sure.

I don't believe Tmobile ever sold the 8300 in US. Is that correct?

If that is true, then there is no Tmobile 8300 OS available so how do you get rid of the ATT startup and shutdown logos as well as all the ATT trying to sell me stuff icons?

Sorry for so many questions. Your time is appreciated.

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Just out of curiosity then, what is all the talk then about editing the .alx file and removing a vendor file?

I am missing the boat on this or are you only able to use these "tricks" on say an 8320 from ATT as long as you also have an 8320 from say Tmobile. In other words, you can put any OS on from any carrier as long as you have the same phone model. Would that be a correct statment?

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1. TMobile never sold the 8300, that is correct.

2. There is no TMobile 8300 OS. However, an 8300 will work fine on TMobile if unlocked, regardless of brand. The OS will install to the device according to the brand, not the carrier the device is being used on.

3. You can NEVER get rid of the AT&T startup and shutdown logos, even if there was a TMobile released OS. The "sell me stuff" icons are service books which can be deleted. If they show back up again, just hide the icons. They take almost no memory space.

4. All the OS's for a particular device are the same. However, they install differently based on the vendor coding on each BB. For example, the same OS will install differently on a TMobile 8320 and a Rogers 8320. Editing the Blackberry.alx file allows you to install the OS to your device as you wish, not as the carrier wished.

Yes, you can put ANY like device's OS on any carrier's device. It will load to the device based on the brand of device you're loading it to.
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Wow.

Thank you very much for your detailed explanations. I have learned more in this one post than from the last hour of surfing I did last night trying to figure what I could and could not do on my ATT branded 8300.


If nobody has said this before, you are the man.

Take care.
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Hey John,
Are the startup and shutdown logos hardcoded in the BB? Is that why they can't be removed?

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Yes, they are hard coded to the device and can't be changed.
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